Mizzou extends Dennis Gates contract, ups pay
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Missouri announced Friday night that the University and head men’s basketball coach Dennis Gates have agreed to a contract extension.
Gates’ contract was extended through the 2028-29 season, and his salary will increase to $400,000 in the 2023-24 season. The pay raise includes annual increases of $100,000 for each season through the life of the agreement.
The announcement came hours after the No. 25 ranked Tigers defeated No. 17 Tennessee in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals.
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“Coach Gates has transformed Mizzou basketball in less than a single season,” said Mun Choi, president of the University of Missouri.
Athletic director Desireé Reed-Francois complimented the trajectory of the program as well.
“We are on an upward trajectory with Coach Gates leading our men’s basketball program,” Reed-Francois said.
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